October 27, 1756

1756 October 27 (Wednesday).  My Wife and Daughter Lucy rode over to Mr. Martyns to Lecture after parting with our dear Friend Mr. Pierpoint, who this Morning left us to pursue his Journey home.  I was called to go to Mr. Edmund Rice’s, to the Funeral of his Child, his son Edmund.  After prayer at the House of Mourning I rode to the Lecture though late.  And Mr. Stone, who was spoke to to preach, not being come, I preached — Text 1 Sam. 4.22.  We all returned home at Evening in safety; Except that My Rheumatic Pain in my right Arm is increased.